Death is our enemy. God didn't want it and He told us how we could avoid it. But the story of Lazarus teaches us that while it is a reality, death in God's eyes is merely an eternally fixed beginning. Our death, like that of Lazarus, will result ultimately in resurrection. But we must understand that the choice is ours as to what kind of eternity we will be resurrected to.
Scripture References: John 11:1-44 , 1 Thessalonians 4 , Philippians 1